Stop discussions on Nuclear deal: BJP

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) Stating that the Indo-US nuclear deal was not in India's interest, the BJP today asked the UPA Government to stop discussions with the United States.

BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said that the government was keeping the people and the political parties in the dark about the nuclear deal and nobody was certain where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stood after his flip flops on the crucial issue because of internal contradictions within the UPA on the issue concerning national security which had international ramifications.

When sought for his views on the demand for holding a special Parliamentary session on the issue he said the BJP was for it as it would give the party a chance to express its views in Parliament, the apex democratic forum.

He said Leader of Opposition L K Advani had spoken to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh drawing his attention to a fire incident in California involving the lives and properties of Indians particularly from Gujarat. He had requested him to talk to the US authorities to extend all possible help and assistance to the people of Indian origin.

To a question about the decision of the Jharkhand Government to declare Urdu as the second official language of the state, he said it was a decision taken because of approaching elections to appease the minorities. The state should have declared Bengali as the second official language, because it was the second dominant language. The party condemned the state government for ignoring their sentiments to appease Muslim voters, he said.

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